Impact

Impact

Sia’h Shalom‘s (Talking Peace’s) mode of facilitation is designed to create as inclusive an environment for peace dialogue as possible, engaging with men and women from a broad range of religious and secular identities. Our work is geared towards overcoming insularity, increasing connectivity between identity groups, reducing violence, creating personal and spiritual growth, and regenerating the desire for peace among community and national leaders. We measure our anticipated results in four categories:

Attitudinal change

Heightened sensitivities to religious, cultural, social and gender differences and enhanced ability to listen, empathize and understand people with opposing opinions, values and beliefs.

Behavioral change

Gaining the ability to collaborate with people with different beliefs and values and react to situations of conflict by seeking connectivity and openness of heart in place of harmful speech and violence.

Increased Inclusivity of Peace Dialogue

Bringing new communities into the network of leaders involved in peace dialogue processes and collaborations.

Social change

Creating a tangible reduction of confrontational speech and behavior among our alumni and the communities they influence as well as openness to inter-group connectivity that yields collaborative and cooperative peacebuilding.

In numbers

Participants in Community Groups

This consists of; 210 Israeli community leaders, 176 Palestinian community leaders, 96 Arab Israeli commiunity leaders (Palestinian Citizens of Israel)

Facilitators from all communities trained

Senior Israeli leaders & women's leadership groups

Focus groups of rabbis and diplomats

What people say

Senior Israeli Diplomat

I have spent many meaningful hours with many people in Sia’h Shalom’s groups. I am convinced there is no third way, it is either Sia’h Shalom (the discourse of peace) or war.

Senior Israeli Diplomat

Professor at Ben Gurion University

I was so moved by your ability time and again to create a feeling of meaning that moves me toward action.

Professor at Ben Gurion University

Retired IDF General

Sia'h Shalom works miracles. Simple as that.

Retired IDF General

Religious Zionist Leader

Sia’h Shalom opens my heart and it opens the hearts of its participants to each other.

Religious Zionist Leader

Religious Zionist Rabbi

Thank you so much for the meeting. It is not easy to fill the cup of hope these days especially when so many around me are so fearful for Israel's future. It makes people aggressive. Just seeing the incredible range of people who gathered in Sia’h Shalom gave me so much strength.

Religious Zionist Rabbi

Secular Israeli Peace Activist

Sia’h Shalom feels like a miracle. I am so grateful and happy for the hope that these fascinating meetings give me. Looking at the incredible people you have gathered around you I feel that it is such a joy to have even a small part in this great experience.

Secular Israeli Peace Activist

Ultra Orthodox Social Activist

I was a little skeptical when I first heard about it. But now that I truly understand what its effect is on people, I am a true Hasid (believer) of Sia'h Shalom.

Ultra Orthodox Social Activist